Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Study abroad in Sacred Valley

Study Spanish in the Sacred Valley. This ancient region is filled with small colonial towns, Incan ruins and beautiful landscapes. Here, there are incredible archaeological sites to be explored such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero and exciting adrenalin sports to be indulged in including rafting and rock climbing.

The valley was formed by the Urubamba River (also known as the Wikklanuta River, literally meaning 'house of the sun' in Aymara, and the Willkamayu in Quechua, meaning 'sacred river'). The Incas chose the region as one of their most important settlements because of its fertile soil and warm climate, enabling them to grow maize on a huge scale. In fact, for this very reason, the region remains an important agricultural zone today.

Of course, one of the area’s most famous sites is Machu Picchu, the fifteenth-century Incan town, which is located right above the river. From the Sacred Valley, the easiest way to reach Machu Picchu is via train from Ollantaytambo to the small town of Aguas Calientes at the foot of the mountain. 

Facts

Population64,000
LocationAndean highlands, southern Peru
ClimateMountainous / rain forest climate

Language schools in Sacred Valley

Language courses abroad in Amauta

Amauta offers the unique opportunity to study Spanish in the heart of the Sacred Valley. The school is situated in the attractive village of Yanahuara, just one hour away from Cusco.

Further details

Sacred Valley - Travel Guide

Climate in Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley - Pictures


Language courses abroad in

Yalea Languages - Language courses abroad